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  1. A bit too pricey for me, but...woodgrain. https://www.merchoid.com/product/atari-2600-classic-hoodie/?v=fbo
  2. I checked my local Wal-Mart. Just got in a fresh stack. I bought a couple. One for me and one for a gift. Very cool tee (and it's the softer ringspun cotton). Gotta say, it's pretty awesome to still be able to buy Atari products in a brick and mortar 40 years later and counting.
  3. Atgames wired flashback controllers are great. They are my go to controllers. I have a tough time going back to my originals. Flashbacks are really smooth, so I can actually set them on a book on my lap or a table and play it like an arcade stick. Sometimes the give of the stick is a bit 'too' much, but for most games it's perfect for me.
  4. Yeah, that's why I but them in the 'maybe category.
  5. Oh yeah, that made me think of Death Star Battle.
  6. Off the top of my head: Subterranea Vanguard Dragonstomper Desert Falcon Krull Off the Wall Sinistar Maybe: Adventure Empire Strikes Back Dragonfire Yars Revenge
  7. I did notice out of the few I tried, some had brighter screens than others which affected the colors. But viewing angles were all the same, nothing were it had to be held at an angle though. Still, not bad for a handheld you can find for 20-30 bucks new on ebay. I have to say that I have played more Atari on the flashback portable in the past few days compared to the whole last year on my actual consoles, which is good.
  8. I've warmed up to the flashback portable 2017. I made this topic in frustration but I do enjoy the portable. I own a clip on Bluetooth controller for my android phone but it's quite cumbersome to put on, sync up and get it ready, when in all that time I could have just quickly played a few games on the flashback portable. I like everything about it, screen and emulation is manageable. But that d pad sucks. Glad to know the 2018 model will be improved with the d pad. I will definitely pick one up.
  9. So my local store got in a bunch of the 2017 models on clearance, all new in the box. Always curious on this thing, I picked one up. I powered it on and quickly noticed the volume did not work, no matter how much I fiddled with the volume up...it can only be turned up so much... Exchanged it for another. This time the Dpad did not function properly. Right and Down worked but Left and Up did not. So I thought third time is a charm, not exactly. Still issues with the Dpad, it was better. But I really had to mash it hard to get it to respond. I thought about taking it apart at this point. But, I paid for a fully functioning unit so I just decided to return it for my money back. Once I got to the store again (same place I get my groceries, so it's not out of the way) I see they still had plenty left. I just had to try once more, and finally got a normal working unit. I asked the store if these were opened returns but the employee said no. I understand that the Atgames consoles are not premium gaming systems, but it was quite a hassle. Anyone with similar issues here?
  10. Looks at all those beautiful and pristine silver Atari boxes! 😁 Then a game of Defender when you crack er open...gotta give a thumbs up to this.
  11. Yep, game 9 is a great test of skill. I play lots of my games with only a 1 life challenge. Makes even easy games like Dug Dug much more rewarding.
  12. Secret Quest! It's Zelda with a lightsaber. Everyone always forgets that little gem. I would even consider Solaris to have adventure elements.
  13. Quest for Quintana Roo is a fun adventure game (manual required), despite it's shortcomings.
  14. I really appreciate Raiders for what it is, basically a puzzle/adventure game. There was no preset design mold to follow that were later paved by games like King's Quest. The game was just a bit too ahead of it's time, or I shoukd say, ambitious. At least the manual gave you hints. I remember watching my friends older brother play this. Seeing him explore the ruins while using 2 controllers made me think this was a game for grownups haha. When I finally got to play the game I was confused as hell, so I thought "Well, I haven't seen the movie yet, after I watch it, the game will make sense." Nope. Look at mych later games like Zelda 2 and Castlevania 2. They are impossible without buying Nintendo Power. Even modern games like Dark Souls require guides for the cryptic parts of the game.
  15. The 2600 was given to me from my parents with a bunch of games in the mid 80s when I was 7 or so. BUT the first game I bought with my own money (it was post crash, so games were cheap) was a fresh boxed copy of Yars' Revenge and it was awesome....still is.
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